Patents by Inventor Mark Whipple

Mark Whipple has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10146214
    Abstract: According to one embedment, a supply chain monitoring system can collect performance information from a server associated with each of a tier 1 control tower, tier 2 product assembler, tier 3 part and/or component manufacturer, and tier 4 material supplier to monitor a performance of one or more functions of a supply chain. The system obtains event information regarding an event potentially adversely impacting performance of the supply chain, determines a range of disruption of the event indicating a likely spatial range impacted by the event, and compares the range of disruption of the event against the supply chain to determine that a supply chain component has been impacted by the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas K. Linton, Gary Fong, Mark Whipple, Marni Berger, Glenn Jones
  • Patent number: 9851997
    Abstract: The order of migrating virtual computing instances from a private data center to a public cloud is optimized using a TSP solver. The method of migrating a plurality of virtual computing instances that are in communication with each other within a private data center to a public cloud includes the steps of assigning, for each different pair of virtual computing instances, a numerical value that represents an amount of data transmission between the pair over a predetermined period of time, determining a recommended order of migration for the virtual computing instances based on the assigned numerical values, and migrating the virtual computing instances according to the recommended order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gough, Debashis Basak, Mark Whipple
  • Publication number: 20160378524
    Abstract: The order of migrating virtual computing instances from a private data center to a public cloud is optimized using a TSP solver. The method of migrating a plurality of virtual computing instances that are in communication with each other within a private data center to a public cloud includes the steps of assigning, for each different pair of virtual computing instances, a numerical value that represents an amount of data transmission between the pair over a predetermined period of time, determining a recommended order of migration for the virtual computing instances based on the assigned numerical values, and migrating the virtual computing instances according to the recommended order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Gough, Debashis Basak, Mark Whipple
  • Publication number: 20140018951
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a supply chain management system that can estimate manufactured item delivery times at a facility, manufactured item costs or prices, and dynamically control supply chain performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas K. Linton, Gary Fong, Mark Whipple, Marni Berger, Glenn Jones
  • Publication number: 20140018949
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a supply chain management system that can estimate manufactured item delivery times at a facility, manufactured item costs or prices, and dynamically control supply chain performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas K. Linton, Gary Fong, Mark Whipple, Marni Berger, Glenn Jones
  • Publication number: 20140019471
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a supply chain management system that can estimate manufactured item delivery times at a facility, manufactured item costs or prices, and dynamically control supply chain performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas K. Linton, Mark Whipple, Marni Berger, Glenn Jones
  • Publication number: 20140018950
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a supply chain management system that can estimate manufactured item delivery times at a facility, manufactured item costs or prices, and dynamically control supply chain performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas K. Linton, Mark Whipple, Marni Berger, Glenn Jones
  • Patent number: 8462961
    Abstract: Methods for communicating with a speaker connected to a network. The method can include generating a service request that includes speaker identification, a first password, and an action indicator that specifies a requested service; sending the service request to the speaker from the device; verifying the first password included in the service request; and performing the requested service if the first password is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Singlewire Software, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Bywaters, James Elliott, Mark Whipple
  • Publication number: 20060010020
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems of the invention include a value chain management program that uses the most current, up-to-date data to re-plan a value chain. The value chain management program of the invention is an event-driven solution that updates the data in the value chain whenever a change in state of the value chain occurs or an exception occurs, resulting in the most recent data being used. Moreover, the value chain management program is able to identify and process only the portion of the value chain that is affected by the state change, or the exception instead of the entire value chain, thereby reducing processing time tremendously. The value chain management program then uses the up-to-date value chain data to determine whether any changes are needed to the affected portion of the value chain plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Inventors: Ranjit Notani, Peng Zhao, Mark Whipple, Ken McAloon
  • Publication number: 20060010067
    Abstract: Methods and system are disclosed for planning and optimizing plans of a value chain in response to events and exceptions in the value chain with minimal perturbations to the existing plan. When an event or an exception occurs, potential solutions are constructed and evaluated. The potential solutions respect the business process constraints and temporal constraints on transactions, and the true dynamic capacity constraints in the value chain. The impact of the potential solutions on finance and on the existing plan is evaluated. The solution with maximum profit and minimum perturbation to the existing plan is selected and executed. Techniques of achieving the above goals are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Inventors: Ranjit Notani, Peng Zhao, Mark Whipple, Ken McAloon